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Dec. 12, 2013 | Elaine M. Grossman | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Nuclear Trade and Commerce , Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
Leading House and Senate lawmakers will offer legislation as early as Friday to tighten congressional review of U.S. nuclear trade pacts.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Douglas P. Guarino | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
A new defense conference bill includes limits on nuclear arms control efforts, but the restrictions are not as prohibitive as some House Republicans wanted.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Verification and Monitoring
Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency on Wednesday discussed how to take their cooperation beyond a limited agreement they reached last month.
Other Current Stories
The West is resisting international calls for chemical-arms transport supplies of potential use in fighting Syria's rebels, Foreign Policy reports.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Terrorism
A new study reveals significant problems with the way local and federal terrorism watch centers gather and share intelligence on threats.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Terrorism
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta appears to have unintentionally leaked "top secret" details of a major counterterrorism raid to a Hollywood script writer.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Stacy Kaper | Sanctions, Nuclear , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Nuclear Weapons Programs , Delivery Systems
Lindsey Graham is typically one of the Senate's strongest defense supporters, but he threatened Wednesday to vote against an annual military-policy bill.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Deterrence
Moscow on Wednesday reaffirmed it may retaliate with atomic weapons to a hypothetical conventional strike, the Associated Press reports.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Jordain Carney | Preparedness and Response, Nuclear , Bio-Preparedness and Response , Preparedness and Response, Chemical
Alejandro Mayorkas's nomination to be the next deputy Homeland Security leader is bound for the full Senate, over strong objections from a key Republican.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament
Angola, Myanmar and South Sudan appear poised to join the global treaty that bans chemical weapons, Agence France-Presse reports.
Dec. 12, 2013 | Missile Defense
The Pentagon has invited three contractors to fine-tune their competing designs for a new kill vehicle for the nation's homeland missile-defense system.
Quote of the Day
Michael Price, author of a new Brennan Center for Justice report, which concluded there was insufficient oversight over how terrorism watch centers in the United States collect and share intelligence.
It's organized chaos. That is the state of things at the moment.